Dean Brookes wins third Showstopper title in Mansfield and District Table Tenis League

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Dean Brookes added to his Autumn cup title at the beginning of the season to take his third Showstopper title beating Division Two player Tony Swain in the Final 2-1 at Ravenshead leisure centre Monday night.

Showstoppers is Mansfield’s Table Tennis annual individual Handicap Tournament.

The tournament has group stages , with all players in each group playing each other in two games to 21, and in the quarter-finals onward best of 3 games to 21.

Dean and Tony met in the group stages in group 1 drawing their match 1-1 and beating everyone else in the group 2-0 to both qualify for the Quarter-finals.

In group two, three people all won four games and Adrian Smith & Jonathan Heath qualified on points count back, leaving Jim Westwood just missing out.

Group three and four saw Joe Zygadlo & John Watson respectively winning all their games with Dave Hodgkin & Paul Linfield qualifying in second.

The final was a close affair with the handicap applied, but Dean managed to win the deciding leg 21-19 to take his third Showstoppers title.

Dean Brookes beat Tony Swain 2-1 (21-19, 15-21, 21-19).